Jana Gay Flooring November 24th, 2018 - 04:02:32
It's a large area, as you can see. In fact, it's a concrete floor. Nothing more and over here is what we're gonna be putting down it's beautiful, hardwood floor. This is a resilient walnut. It's an exotic species, but what's interesting is this: is a tongue and groove system? You can see the tongue on the edge here. This is solid wood, all the way through there's a wood layer and then on top you have the actual veneer, the physical product and it's coated with a like an aluminum oxide finish. This is very, very hard.
Brazilian walnut is among one of the hardest species. You can get so it should be pretty scratch resistant and also dent proof, and again it just goes down on the floor, a number of different ways. You can put it down through kind of a floating form or you're, not gluing it. In this case, what we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be using glue and we're using a special kind of adhesive here that includes a moisture, inhibitor and basically locks the concrete and prevents any form of moisture from flowing up from the ground that could Cause any buckling or long-term damage, so that's a twenty-five year, warranty on it, so you put it down with the special trowels that the manufacturer requires you to use, so that was rather costly to invest in that.
But considering the price of all this hardwood and we've got about 1100 square here, we're gonna. Can you see all of it? It's well worth using the glue and using what they recommend so good finished product you can see. There is a lot of it here: we've had it in the room to get it acclimated, so we've got a lot of work to do well, go ahead and begin by inscribing our initial line and I'll pick it up in just a second.
Our next step is to check for moisture in the slab, and the manufacturer of the hardwood floor makes this moisture testing kit. It's really a bunch of chemicals that allow you to test the slab to see, but we're gonna use the old-fashioned way, and that just uses a piece of plastic and trap it on top of the swab. This is a six-inch, concrete slab and I've had this. The last 24 hours - and you can see, there's no moisture or anything so we're good to begin laying the floor.
Where do you start? That's always the question. We need to make sure where we're square in this room because there may be one wall like this wall. Here in the corner that may not be square and this one may be square. We lucked out, though, because I've gone ahead and I've used a three four five method, basically measuring off from this corner here three feet, which is this mark and then over here we measure off four feet, which is this mark and then connect.